Senior Citizen Education Program
The University of Minnesota provides senior citizens with opportunities in higher education. The Senior Citizen Education Program (SCEP) is part of a Minnesota state statute that applies to all state-supported institutions of higher education in Minnesota. Minnesota residents who are aged 62 or older may enroll in courses at the University for reduced costs, either to audit or earn college credit.
To receive SCEP reduced tuition benefits, you must be a Minnesota resident aged 62 or older before the start of the term for which you are registering. You may be eligible at age 60 if you have a railroad retirement annuity.
At your initial registration for classes, you will need to provide identification to verify your age, Minnesota residency, and (if applicable) railroad retirement annuity. Some acceptable documents include:
- Minnesota driver’s license
- Minnesota state ID
- Minnesota tribal identification card
- Birth certificate (verifies age only)
- Passport (verifies age only)
If you meet the residency and age requirements of the SCEP, you may audit courses free of charge, or take classes for credit at $10 per credit. This applies whether you are degree-seeking, or non-degree. Whether you audit or earn credits for a class, you are responsible to pay any required laboratory, material, or course fees. Fees vary by course.
Cancel your enrollment
You can receive a 100% refund if you cancel a class during the first three weeks of the term. After the first three weeks of the term, no refunds are issued. Cancel or drop the class online, in MyU.
|Fri, Mar 8, 2019||First half semester classes end|
|Mon, Mar 18, 2019||Second half semester classes begin|
|Fri, May 3, 2019||Full and second half semester last day of spring classes|
|Mon, Mar 4, 2019||Open registration begins for May and summer sessions|
|Tue, Mar 19, 2019||Second half semester last day to add a class without approval|
|Mon, Mar 25, 2019||Second half semester last day to drop a class with a 100% refund, no approval required|